Boa Technology taking space in FLIGHT.
Boa will be anchor of new TAXI office building.
Boa has grown 160% since moving to TAXI in 2012.
Boa Technology will be wrapping itself around new digs in RiNo.
Zeppelin Development has begun constructing a $50 million, 140,000-square-foot office building that will be anchored by Denver-based Boa Technology.
Boa Technology officially is a leading innovator of purpose-built closure and adjustment systems. More simply put, Boa’s dialed closure systems use a reel and steel cable instead of laces or Velcro. Its systems evenly tightens snowboarding boots, as well as golf, hiking, running and cycling footwear. It systems also are used in medical and safety devices.
Boa will take 100,000 square feet of the space in the 4-story building being designed by Dynia Architects.
The building, named FLIGHT, at 3575 Ringsby Court, is part of the mixed-use TAXI community.
FLIGHT will have one of the city’s largest private green roofs and is targeting LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council.
Boa Technology first moved into TAXI in 2012. Since then, it has grown 160 percent from 55 employees to 143.
Its world headquarter is TAXI’s DRIVE building. It will vacate its 38,000 square feet in DRIVE, when it moves into FLIGHT. Boa also has offices in Austria, Japan, Hong Kong, and China. Boa has more than 300 brand partners worldwide.
Integrated into cycling, snowsports, outdoor, athletic, utility, safety and medical products, Boa Technology enhances the user experience by improving performance, fit and function through its patented Boa closure system.
“Our mission at Boa is to manufacture a technology that speaks to the fundamental needs of its users,” said Mark Soderberg, CEO of Boa Technology.
“In order to continuously innovate, our team requires an inspiring space where ideas thrive, and Zeppelin truly gets that,” Soderberg continued.
“We’ve really enjoyed our time at TAXI and love working with Zeppelin Development. We share similar goals and values, and Zeppelin has continuously demonstrated an unmatched understanding of our needs, which will without a doubt translate to this next phase,” he added.
The new space will host the Boa Fit Lab.
The lab launched in 2015 in the DRIVE building. The space is used to create fit solutions with partners, fuel product progression and ensure quality through rigorous testing.
“Boa shares in our values of collaboration, community and humanity as the core of a successful and growing entrepreneurial business,” said Kyle Zeppelin, principal of Zeppelin Development.
“They are an integral part of the culture at TAXI, and by commissioning a building that harnesses these principles to specifically meet their needs, we’re ensuring a thriving partnership for many more years to come – with a homegrown, Denver success story that we’ve watched take form under our roof at TAXI,” Zeppelin said.
UMB Bank will provide funding for the project.
“We’re impressed by the thoughtful work that Zeppelin Development continues to produce in the RiNo neighborhood and are happy to have the opportunity to partner with one another,” said Allison Recker, a commercial real estate lender at UMB.
With the addition of FLIGHT, TAXI will be home to one of the largest single-tenant office spaces in the RiNo (River North Art District) neighborhood.
Stephen Dynia, principal of his namesake architectural firm, will design custom office spaces and common areas within FLIGHT’s interiors. Vertix Builders is the general contractor.
FLIGHT will house research-and-development department with full engineering capabilities. That is unusual in urban office space, according to officials.
FLIGHT features will include a two-story atrium, outdoor meeting spaces and a 100-bike storage facility.
In addition to the 13,000-square-foot green roof, a 170 Kilowatt solar photovoltaic array will offset about 20 percent of the building’s electricity use.
Zeppelin Development has several projects underway in RiNo, including a 20,000-square-foot expansion of The Source market hall and the introduction of the 100-room Source Hotel; as well as Zeppelin Station, a 100,000-square-foot retail and creative office development at the new airport-bound commuter rail station at 38th and Blake Street.
Each of these projects, in addition to FLIGHT, is slated to open in 2017.
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